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The Stoned Ape Reports - A Podcast

The Stoned Ape Reports is a podcast about the healing power of psychedelics, aka entheogens. Each episode, I talk to another Stoned Ape, somebody who has experienced the transformational powers of psychedelics, or with a practitioner who works with these medicines.

Interested in being a guest on the podcast and telling your story? Fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch!

The Stoned Ape Reports: Episodes

Episode 28: Mushroom Journeys with Author Bett Williams

In this episode, I had the honor of speaking with author Bett Williams. We discussed her new book, The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Journey. The conversation covered her journeys and some ideas of hers that go a bit outside today’s psychedelic community norms. The book is awesome and her point of view is really refreshing.…

Episode 27: From Bad Trip to Functional Medicine with Holly

In this episode, I spoke with Holly, a functional medicine practitioner, and her story of trauma, a bad trip — we’ll call it a dark trip. You can find Holly and her work at Harmony from Within. You can contact Holly at harmonyfromwithin8@gmail.com. You’re going to enjoy this one. We discussed: Ultimate “sisters and facilitators”…

Episode 26: Ibogaine, Shadow Work, Addiction with Anders

In this episode, I spoke with Anders about his journey through addiction recovery. It is a deep conversation about addiction, plant medicines, shadow work and finding a way to be true to yourself on your path in life. Anders now guides others with his Ibogaine counselling services. We discussed: As a child, learned not to…

Episode 25: Seizures and Microdosing Psilocybin with Haley

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Haley. After trying, unsuccessfully, invasive brain surgeries and several pharmaceuticals to treat her complex partial seizures, Haley then turned to microdosing psilocybin and got great results. Please enjoy this episode, with Haley. We discussed: Complex partial seizures, blanking out, 1-2/week Laughing spells With developed brain…

Episode 24: with David Grillot of #ThankYouPlantMedicine

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dave Grillot, creator of the ThankYouPlantMedicine movement. Here in Phoenix, I had the honor of hosting the thankyouplantmedicine event. Hearing those stories of healing partly inspired me to create this podcast. Dave is a beautiful soul and a real leader in the community. He shares…

Episode 23: Addiction Recovery & Plant Medicine with Brian, Joe and David

In this episode, I was able to speak to three such people, who battled addiction with plant medicine in conjunction with traditional methods like the 12-step programs. They went on to help others do the same. So please enjoy these powerful stories of recovery with Brian, from MedicineBox and Joe and David from Inscape Recovery.…

Episode 22: Childhood Trauma, Yoga and Plant Medicine with Ti

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ti. Ti shared her personal journey of being the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants to Australia, having to take on the mother role in her family, and dealing with the trauma that caused, eventually healing through Yoga and psychedelics. She gets real with us, so please…

Episode 21: South American Plant Medicines with Katlyn

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Katlyn who shares her growing relationship with South American plant medicines and a story of accidentally taking 300 hits of LSD! We talked addiction, grief and much more. Please enjoy this episode, with Katlyn. Lost mother; deaf at birth, surgeries Opiates Always drawn to psychedelics…

Episode 20: Addiction Recovery and Psilocybin with Jimmy

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jimmy. Jimmy shared his story of decades of drug addiction, getting clean and stopping the cravings in their tracks with psilocybin. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Please enjoy this episode with Jimmy. We discussed: Alcohol and drugs started at age 10 Many…

Episode 19: Healing from Trauma with Jim Villarreal of Gold Cap Integration Network

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with someone who can share both sides of that — Jim Villareal. Jim is the founder of Gold Cap Integration Network, a network of practitioners who offer entheogenic support, from preparation to integration. He shares his own Stoned Ape Story of working through PTSD and alcoholism…

Episode 18: Awareness, Fear and Letting Go, Mescaline and Ayahuasca with Michael

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with my good friend, Michael. Michael shared his story of opening up his awareness with mescaline, working through fear, and a meaningful purge with Ayahuasca. So, please enjoy this episode, with Michael. We discussed: Three mescaline hits opened him up, awareness, at 15-years-old Shedding things that…

Episode 17: Ibogaine and Opiate Detox with David

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with David and his experience in treating his addiction to opiates with Ibogaine and other plant medicines.  Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive plant medicine with dissociative properties and is often used to treat opioid addiction. His story is large…but his audio…was a little rough. Please…

Episode 16: Shamanic Journeying, Alcoholism, Ayahuasca and Integration with Ben

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ben. Ben shared the story of finding spirituality early on in life but still having to deal with alcoholism, depression, even suicidal thoughts…and how he came to find help in plant medicines. Still on his journey, he now also helps others to integrate their plant…

Episode 15: Holocaust Trauma, Psilocybin and the Fight for Psychedelic Therapy with Tania de Jong

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tania de Jong, who shared her story of trauma stemming from her family’s holocaust survival and her journey into psychedelics, as well as the amazing work she and her husband are doing in the non-profit field of psychedelic therapy.  Please enjoy this episode with Tania…

Episode 14: Ayahuasca and Getting to the Root of Trauma with Heidi

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Heidi. We discussed her idea of personal archeology…digging deep to find the roots of one’s trauma. We talked addiction, depression, and Ayahuasca. Please enjoy this episode with Heidi. We discussed: Suicidal thoughts Psychic experiences Her concept of Personal Archaeology Digging deep, bringing the source of…

Episode 13: Psychedelics, Holotropic Breathwork and More with Joe

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Joe Moore, co-host of Psychedelics Today, a podcast dedicated to exploring and discussing academic, scientific and other research in the field of psychedelics. Joe has a B.A. in philosophy and studied the work of Stanislav Grof. He now facilitates Holotropic and Transpersonal Breathwork workshops. Please…

Episode 12: PTSD, Abuse, Repressed Memories and Shadow Work with Robin

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Robin. Robin’s story of psychedelic healing includes PTSD, abuse, repressed memories and shadow work. Please enjoy this episode with Robin. We discussed: PTSD, abuse, repressed memories Her last journey (portals, overwhelming, physically, spiritually), jealousy, somatic, shadow work (Carl Jung), younger self in field of tall…

Episode 11: Opioid Addiction, PTSD, and Spirituality with Michele

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michele, who had recreational experiences with psychedelics earlier in life and then later rediscovered the healing powers of entheogens (LSD, Psilocybin, Ketamine, Ayahuasca) . Her story is one of healing from addiction to opioids, trauma, PTSD, as well as finding spirituality and reconnecting with her…

Episode 10: LSD, Truth, Alcoholism and Depression with Daniel

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Daniel. He shared his experience in healing from alcoholism and depression with LSD and other entheogens. Please enjoy this episode with Daniel. We discussed: Tell me a little bit about your stoned ape story…what was going on in your life — what challenges did you…

Episode 9: Using Magic Mushrooms “Like an Adult” with Michelle Janikian

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Janikian. Michelle is the author of Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion, the down-to-earth guide that details how to use magic mushrooms “like an adult.” She has written for publications like High Times, Rolling Stone and Herb. Now, she writes a column for Playboy on all…

Episode 8: From Deep Depression to Transformation with Jessica

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jessica. She shared her experience with deep depression, suicidal thoughts, her transformation, and her current advocacy for entheogens. We also discussed Frequency, Dosage, Cultivation, Integration/Frequency, Trip Sitting (grounding), Art/Draw, and more. Copyright 2020

Episode 7: Connections, Truth and Advocacy with Jasmin

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jasmin. She shared her thoughts on respect and reverence for entheogens, developing a kinship with other people, feeling truth, and breaking the stigma of psychedelics in the African American community. Please enjoy this episode with Jasmin.

Episode 6: Intention, Entheogens and Loss with Mike

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike. Later in life, Mike experienced “loss” in every sense of the word. Intentional use of entheogens helped in his healing. Please enjoy this episode with Mike. We discussed: Thank you for joining me here on The Stoned Ape Reports. So, you came into psychedelics,…

Episode 5: Breaking Away from an Oppressive Church with Sophia

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sophia. We discussed the trauma of separating from a strict church…or cult…and how entheogens helped her get through that. Please enjoy this episode with Sophia. We discussed: Tell us a little bit about what brought you to psychedelics…prior “drug” use…religion? What changed in you after…

Episode 4: Finding Agency, LSD and bad trips with Jackson

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jackson. We discussed his awakening to his own personal power and having agency over his life as a result of his entheogenic experiences. Please enjoy this episode with Jackson. We discussed: Tell me a little bit about your stoned ape story…what was going on in…

Episode 3: Psychedelic Therapy and Integration with Dr. Robert Stek

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Robert Stek. Dr. Stek is a retired clinical psychologist, previously licensed in Connecticut and Saskatchewan. His Master’s thesis included analysis of data provided by Stanislav Grof when he was at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. He received his PhD under Duncan Blewett who pioneered…

Episode 2: Healthy Psychedelic Experiences with The EntheoNurse, CJ Spotswood

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with C.J. Spotswood — the EntheoNurse — a board certified psychiatric-mental health Registered Nurse who works in an emergency department in central Maine. Throughout his career he has seen and worked with individuals who were having noxious psychedelic experiences. C.J. has worked in the medical field…

Episode 1: Ayahuasca and Finding Your True Self with Megan

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Megan Lawrence. Her Stoned Ape Report includes addiction, attempted suicide, and the beauty and power of finding the truth in who you are with these entheogens. Please enjoy this conversation with Megan. Follow Megan on Instagram and her website, Healing Hopefuls.

Episode 0: Introducing Stoned Ape Reports

Disclaimer – Don’t do illegal drugs. Know your local laws. This podcast is a place for us “Stoned Apes” — those transformed by psychedelic entheogens — to share stories and help each other grow. Please enjoy, subscribe, and share. Want to be on the show? Contact me!